|Occurred : 1/1/2008 06:10 (Entered as : 01/01/08 6:10)
Reported: 1/1/2008 11:00:15 AM 11:00
Location: Easley, SC
|Bright white light moving in cloudless pre-dawn sky suddenly disappears
I noticed Venus in the east and then noticed what I thought was an equally bright planet probably about 30 degrees east if Venus and lower in the sky. Realizing that Venus is normally the brightest object in the sky, I assumed it must be a plane and stared at it for a bit to see if it was moving. It did appear to be approaching so I kept trying to make my eyes focus on it. Rather than one bright light as I am accustomed to seeing on airplanes in the early morning, this object appeared to have a ring of several lights, not exactly in a circle formation, but more like a closed half-circle. I heard nothing, even though this object seemed to be fairly low.
I woke my husband to see if his eyes could make this object look like something we had seen before, but he agreed that the lights seemed to form this half-circle. To be honest, I could not make my 45 year-old eyes focus well enough to count the lights, but there only seemed to be four or five at most. As we watched it together for the next minute or so, it suddenly disappeared. We ran outside to see if there was cloud cover, but there was not a cloud in sight.